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Dr. Bienvenido Maria Gonzalez, the first Filipino dean of the UP College of Agriculture (UPCA), advanced the development of UPCA as a center of science nationally and internationally. 

BMGonzalezPhoto courtesy: FABernardoHe served UPCA for 11 years (1927-1938) pioneering developments for the College. He scored several firsts in the history of the College and for himself. Among these were: establishment of UP Rural High School as a teaching laboratory and establishment of the College Cooperative Store. He served as first president of CA Alumni Association, first president of Los Baños Biological Club, first alumnus-regent of the University, and being the first elected President of UP who graduated from UPLB. He finished his course of Bachelor of Agriculture in 1913. 

It was during his time that “Hail College Dear”, an inspiring College of Agriculture hymn was sung publicly for the first time during the 1934 Loyalty Day celebration. Hail College Dear

The B.M. Gonzalez animal science complex marker was installed in his honor. The animal husbandry arc usually serve as the assembly and waiting area of the Loyalty Day parade participants. The parade passes through the road between Alumni Plaza and CVM/IAS areas now known as Manuel Roxas St. and finishes at the D.L. Umali Hall where the UPLB officials and guests are seated. UPLB honored the contribution of Dr. Gonzalez by naming the Main Library as Bienvenido M. Gonzalez Hall.   

 Ansci arcPhoto courtesy: FABernardo    parade

 


References:

Bernardo, F. A. (2007). Historic developments under Baker 1917-1927. In Centennial panorama: pictorial history of UPLB (pp. 31-44). College, Laguna, Philippines: UPLB Alumni Association, Inc.
Bernardo, F.A. (2007). UPLB: A century of challenges and achievements. College, Laguna, Philippines: UPLB Alumni Association, Inc.
Fajutagana, L.M. (2008). The UPLB story. In UPLB 100 years in the science and nature city (pp. 85-101). College, Laguna, Philippines: UPLB Foundation, Inc.
BOR approves UPLB Street-and-Building-Naming Project. (2012, February 16-29). UPLB Link, 6-7.

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